The passage from Rivista Biblica Italiana reads as follows:

“Regarding the urbanization of 3rd millennium Syria-Palestine, we are faced with an enormous quantity of cities and villages, but the most interesting thing, and quite new, on the one hand bound to please Bible scholars, and on the other scholars of the Koran, is that we find mentioned the existence of the fabulous cities remembered in Genesis (Sodom, Gomorrah, etc.) and in addition, the three cities of Sura 89 of the Koran (Samutu, Ad and Irma).” (RBI 25 (1977), p. 235f.)